They Wait (2008)
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Critic Reviews for They Wait
Director Ernie Barbarash makes judicious use of CGI trickery -- in one key scene, he cleverly shocks his audience into laughing -- but at heart, he's an old-school traditionalist when it comes to scary stuff.
There are elements of a good fright flick and intriguing ghost story in They Wait. It's too bad that they are overshadowed by all the bad aspects â" terrible dialogue and cheesy special effects and makeup.
Initially promising for its attempt to situate Asian supernatural motifs within a North American context, They Wait is itself too derivative of its own movie ancestors to yield fresh scares.
The plot pieces all fit together nicely, the acting is fair and the scary stuff is well executed.
Audience Reviews for They Wait
Sarah (Jamie King), Jason (Terry Chen), and their son Sammy (Oey), return to Vancouver for his uncle's funeral. Sammy and Sarah see ghosts and Sammy gets very sick. The movie is about Sarah first realizing what she is seeing, and then finding out what the ghost wants if she is going to save Sammy.
The movie is scary enough plus you get to learn a bit of Canadian-Asian history.
Here is an interesting one! An intriguing story plot. Interesting cast. Definitely worthy.
This was really bad! Terrible acting and Vancouver setting was off putting for me and only the first scene and a scene in drug store were at all scare worthy. It had potential as a story and scary film but it just didn't deliver!.
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